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  The Zimmerman Thunder made it a much more competitive game this time but lost to unbeaten Princeton 1-0 on the Tigers’ field Monday evening. Maggie Peterson scored the lone goal for the Tigers (9-0) in the 12th minute when she stole the ball and maneuvered around the goalie, Abbie Canton, for a wide-open shot. [...]

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The Spectrum defeated Prairie Seeds Academy 25-13, 25-11, 25-9 in Brooklyn Park on Monday evening. The Sting (9-4) controlled play from the start with effective serving — 89 percent with 21 aces — and ball control. Lauren Gillquist and Marie Schuldt made four aces each. The Sting had 17 kills with nine players getting at least [...]

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Spectrum girls soccer scored he first goal right before halftime and went on to defeat Prairie Seeds Academy 3-0 on Monday in Brooklyn Park. Danielle Hennies was awarded a free kick just outside the box and her shot sailed over the goalie’s outstretched hands, hitting the crossbar before falling into the net, to open the scoring. [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Joel Wesloh was hired was Rogers girls hockey coach last week, and he said his first message to his players was this: “I’m not going anywhere.” Wesloh, a Rogers Middle School physical education teacher who’s been an Elk assistant since 1998, will be the Royals’ sixth coach in 12 years. [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor David Christensen doesn’t play a lot of golf these days, but makes his presence felt when he does. The former Elk and Division I golfer was the wire-to-wire leader in the Elk River Golf Club tournament Saturday and Sunday and claimed his third club title by five strokes with [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Amanda O’Donnell is not accustomed to playing 18 holes any more, and three of the reasons for that materialized when she wrapped up her second Elk River Golf Club championship Sunday. O’Donnell was joined by her husband and three young children on the No. 18 green before sinking a [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Mike White and Pat Klaers, longtime golfing buddies, waged an nip-and-tuck duel for the Elk River Golf Club seniors championship on Sunday. “It went back and forth most of the day,” said White, who prevailed by one stroke with 75-72-147 in the two-day event. They were tied with two holes [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Each play Trevor Schwartz lines up at nose guard for the Rogers Royals, he has a dark plan in mind. “Mass destruction,” he grins. “Dominate the line of scrimmage.” Easier said than done, but Schwartz was destructive often enough last season to be named Defensive Lineman of the Year in [...]

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